This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all coloring books being released. Bear in mind, that there are hundreds and hundreds of books being released every month. I cannot possibly keep up with all of them!
This list of new releases is only books that have taken my fancy, and that I think that you may like as well. Due to the high cost of postage for most readers, this list will usually not include International releases.
Please also bear in mind that different countries often have different publication dates. Something may be released in the US earlier than in the UK or vice versa.
If you know of a new release that you think I may be interested in, leave a comment in the area below
let’s go …
There are a lot of books that are due for release at the end of April 2021 that I will include here
Creative Haven Joys of Nature Coloring Book
Marty Noble has created a number of coloring books for Creative Haven. This coloring book features “31 stunning illustrations that invite you into the great outdoors. The dazzling designs are filled with a wonderful variety of flora and fauna just waiting for color to bring them to life, including butterflies, fruits and vegetables, beautiful blooms, and much more” printed on single-sided, perforated pages for easy removal.
Date of Publication: 19 May 2021
You can buy Creative Haven Joys of Nature Coloring Book here
Creative Haven Fanciful Nature Designs Coloring Book
There is not a lot of information available about this coloring book at the time of writing. Jessica Mazurkiewicz has illustrated a lot of coloring books for the Creative Haven brand which are always beautiful. This is a bumper book at 192 coloring pages which is far more than the standard Creative Haven coloring book of 64 pages.
Date of Publication: 19 May 2021
Creative Haven Entangled Starry Skies Coloring Book
Dr Angela Porter has created a number of coloring books both in her own name and for the Creative Haven brand. This book features “31 heavenly illustrations feature moons, planets, stars, and other celestial wonders of the universe in fanciful and fun designs.”
Date of Publication: 19 May 2021
Zendoodle Colorscapes: Words of Appreciation
If you need something uplifting to color, this coloring book of quotes may be just right for you. The coloring book is by Bonnie Demanche, Tish Miller, and Deborah Muller. The book is “filled with uplifting passages, each will remind you that no matter how difficult things seem in the moment, maybe things will turn out A-OK. Each saying is part of an original, hand-drawn image” which are printed on perforated pages for ease of coloring and framing.
Date of Publication: 11 May 2021
Mystery Colors: Baby Animals: Color By Number
This color-by-number coloring book features cute baby animals including lambs, pandas, monkeys, koalas, bunnies, deer, zebras and so many more. There are 50 images to color in this color by number book.
Date of Publication: 25 May 2021
The Great Gatsby Coloring Book
If you are a fan of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald you might love this coloring book. It features over 40 images and “Each spread features a scene from the classic novel …. with Art Deco–style illustrations of extravagant parties, outlandish flappers, and other sights from around the town of West Egg, New York, you’ll feel drawn into the story alongside Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and other memorable characters”
Date of Publication: 4 May 2021
You can buy The Great Gatsby Coloring Book here
Books Released Late April and Pre-Orders for Books Coming Soon
Art by Mei Yu
Mei Yu who has a popular art, anime, and drawing channel on YouTube with over 1.6 million subscribers and over 800+ art challenges, drawing videos, and her Animate My Life series has released two coloring books in April 2021. One book featuring mermaids and the other featuring. unicorns – see details below.
Mermaid Magic: An Underwater Coloring Adventure
There are 25 never seen illustrations in this coloring book that have been duplicated so you have two copies. The book promises “Make your own underwater fantasy world, where you can color each breathtaking image however you want with this relaxing mermaid coloring book for kids, teens, and adults! Enjoy hours of creative fun and stress relief as you color page after page of pretty mermaids, cute sea animals, magical underwater scenes, and more!”
Date of Publication: 18 April 2021
You can purchase Mermaid Magic Coloring Book here
Unicorn Utopia: A Mystical Coloring Adventure
There are 25 never seen befoe illustrations in this coloring book that have been duplicated so you have two copies. The book promises “page after page of pretty unicorns that are all waiting for you to color them however you want!”
Date of Publication 18 April 2021
You can purchase Unicorn Utopia Coloring Book here
The Magic Garden Coloring Book
Deborah Muller has another coloring book out available in a physical copy, printed on single pages, or as a digital download. The Magic Garden contains 35 pages to color featuring “a magical place filled with flowers and whimsy where fairies and pixies roam free with gargoyles, griffons, and magic creatures”
Date of Publication: 28 April 2021
Steampunk Art Adult Coloring Book
Damita Victoria released a number of coloring books in April including mandala styles, easy coloring pages, Native Indian and Steampunk-themed. The Steampunk Art is my favorite pick of the books. There are 25 illustrations in this coloring book featuring both male and female steampunk-themed images.
Date of Publication: 12 April 2021
You can buy Steampunk Art | Adult Coloring Book here
An Enchanting World: Coloring Book for Adults
Julia Spiri has released a beautiful coloring book featuring “an enchanting family: adorable unicorns, cute fairies, lovely girls, couples in love, fairy-tale house of mice, winter scenes with an owl, bear, fawn, and many more fantasy creatures.” There are 25 illustrations that have been duplicated in this coloring book.
Date of Publication: 14 April 2021
Secret Garden Coloring Book 3
This is the third coloring book by Ava Browne in her Secret Garden series which features “30 unique and cute coloring pages featuring magical scenes, tiny homes, and tiny creatures!” The 30 illustrations have been duplicated so you can color with a friend, color twice, or have a backup in case you make a mistake. The illustrations are printed on single-sided, trade stock paper. Purchasers are also provided with a code to download a pdf digital copy as well.
Date of Publication: 10 April 2021
You can buy Secret Garden Coloring Book 3 here
On the other side of the dream (English Edition)
One of my favorite illustrators is Karolina Kubikowska. Her artwork is so dark and mysterious! Her very first coloring book was Po Drugiej Stronie Snu Coloring Book (The Other Side of Sleep). You can see my review of it here.
Over the years I have been asked numerous times if I would sell my copy of the book or if I knew where you could get one. Finally, there is an easy answer!
After working on this project for a number of years, Karolina’s new publisher has now released a new and improved English edition of The Other Side of the Sleep. The new coloring book has been redesigned to provide “4 additional graphics, not included in the original edition. Many graphics have also gained a new arrangement – they have been improved so that more elements are visible. Some of the pictures, which had the form of a spread (they had two pages), were converted into one-page graphics. The form of the diary has been preserved.
On the other side of the dream has gained a new, exclusive setting. A hardcover, with gilding, printed entirely on metallic paper make this coloring book even more special
Date of Publication: April 2021
Victorian Grace Coloring Book
The latest coloring book by illustrator and artist, Lenka Fi contains 21 illustrations to color featuring “beautiful ladies in romantic clothes from the Victorian era“. This coloring book is available as a PDF digital download with line art illustrations or a digital download as a soft greyscale coloring book. If you prefer a physical book it a spiral-bound edition will be available in Lenka’s store towards the end of May.
You can purchase the line art digital PDF of the Victorian Grace Coloring Book here
You can purchase the greyscale digital PDF of the Victorian Grace Coloring Book here
You can purchase the physical book Victorian Grace Coloring Book here
Reverie Coloring Book by Cherry Rabbit
This is the first coloring book by an artist who has previously only released art books. Her artwork is stunning and if you are a fan of anime/manga or gorgeous girls I am sure you will love her style. The Reverie coloring book is available currently as a pdf digital download featuring 16 illustrations to color. She is also releasing Reverie Coloring Book as a physical coloring book which is available for pre-order now.
The coloring book “contains 16 line-art illustrations, with a small thumbnail on the back of each page. The pages are glued to the spine, so they’re able to be easily torn out or just kept intact as it is. It’s printed on 300gsm cardstock paper; suitable for watercolor, Copic markers, and coloring pencils!” The books will not be shipped until June 2021.
Creative Haven Around the World Color by Number
Creative Haven offers great value for money for colorists with their coloring books. This one features “46 stunning scenes of major cities, tropical islands, mountaintop vistas, exotic markets, and other popular tourist destinations. Enjoy adding color to places to visit that include New York City, Paris, London, Dubai, Barcelona—as well as landmarks and breathtaking sights found in Mexico, Germany, Egypt, China, Russia, Greece, Italy, Ireland, and dozens of more countries“. The pages are perforated and each page has a printed number on it that matches with the color key. The color palette has been designed for a realistic look at the locations featured.
Date of Publication: 14 July 2021
You can pre-order Creative Haven Around the World Color by Number here
Mythographic Color and Discover: Dream Garden Coloring Book
Fabiana Attanasio has illustrated another coloring book for the Mythographic series which is now available for pre-order. This book promises “magical flora, hidden biospheres, and lush garden kingdoms rendered in wondrous detail. Follow a path of astounding illustration through blooming forests, mystical labyrinths, and butterfly havens that will spark your imagination. Cultivate your artistic touch and add vivid colors to more than 40 entrancing, hand-drawn illustrations while you discover the hidden objects that are tucked away in each” image.
Date of Publication: 1 June 2021
You can pre-order Mythographic: Color and Discover Dream Garden Coloring Book here
Meine Reise durch Europa : Ausmalen und ankommen
Rita Berman has a new coloring book coming out that loosely translates to “My Journey Through Europe”. There is very little information on the book at the time of writing but based on the cover it looks like it is going to be a fun adventure. After a lot of time not being able to travel through Europe this may be the perfect coloring book for a “staycation”.
Date of Publication: 27 August 2021
The Pop Manga Sketchbook: A Guided Drawing Journal
Camilla d’Errico is releasing a guided journal that features a “brief introduction from the beloved artist, thirty drawing prompts, and fifty of d’Errico’s stunning sketches sprinkled throughout, this guided drawing journal is perfect for artists of all skill levels.” The journal appears well made and features “A lay-flat binding provides plenty of room for artists to practice their drawing skills ….sturdy paper is suitable for pencil, ink, and watercolor“.
Date of Publication: 1 June 2021
You can pre-order the Pop Manga Sketchbook here
Manga Artists Copic Marker Coloring Techniques
Continuing with the manga theme ….this guide on using Copic markers promises to teach you coloring techniques from manga artists. This guide promises “basic techniques, including blending, mixing, and layering color. You’ll discover how to use Copic markers to create texture when coloring skin, hair, clothing, and scenery. Dozens of illustrations from talented manga artists are broken down into step-by-step instructions, allowing you to implement the same coloring techniques in your own work. Along the way, you’ll find countless tips and tricks for getting the most out of your markers—you’ll even learn how to fix mistakes!”
Date of Publication: 15 June 2021
You can pre-order the Manga Artists Copic Marker Guide here
Let me know in the comments below what coloring books have taken your fancy from this list.
Happy coloring x